NEW YORK -- After
ravaging the Caribbean, Hurricane Ivan made landfall at Gulf
Shores, Ala., early Thursday as a Category 3 hurricane and
continued northeastward, bringing wind, rain and tornadoes to
Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Beau Rivage Hotel and
Casino in Biloxi, Miss., closed following an evacuation order from
Harrison County officials, but a spokeswoman of the Public Works
department in Biloxi said on Thursday afternoon that the resort had
apparently sustained little damage and planned to reopen
The storm has passed
and the sun is shining. Its hot. We have some limbs down, were
picking up some trees that have crossed over the road, but theres
no major damage, no flooding, she said.
Harrahs New Orleans
closed Tuesday evening as a precaution as the storm approached, but
reopened Thursday evening after the storm passed by.
Beverly Gianna, vice
president of public affairs of the New Orleans Convention and
Visitors Bureau said New Orleans had been spared the brunt of the
storm. Everything is operational, she said. There is no damage, not
a bit. Were supposed to have some of the best weather ever in the
next few days.
reporter David Cogswell, send e-mail to [email protected].